The Bottom Line
- Incredible movie about an incredible woman
- Salma Hayek is absolutely outstanding as 'Frida'
- Impressive selection of bonus features
- None worth noting
- 'Conversation with Salma Hayek:' Hayek provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the project;
- Commentary by Director Julie Taymor;
- Commentary by Composer Eliot Goldenthal;
- AFI Question and Answer Session with Julie Taymor;
- Eliot Goldenthal interviews singer Chavela Vargas;
- 'The Voice of Lila Downs' Featurette;
- Featurettes on the production design, set decorations, and the music included in "Frida;"
- 'Salma Hayek's Recording Session:' Who would have known Hayek has a great singing voice?;
- 'Bringing Frida Kahlo's Life and Art to Film' Featurette;
- Frida Kahlo biographical facts.
Guide Review - "Frida" DVD Review
Alfred Molina seems to revel in bringing to life artist Diego Rivera, Frida's philandering husband. Antonio Banderas, Ashley Judd and Edward Norton appear in small but important supporting roles. Through the combined efforts of director Julie Taymor, Salma Hayek, and the entire cast, "Frida" was one of the best films of 2002.
Loaded with extras, this 2 disc set includes plenty of featurettes on the making of the movie as well as background information on the life and art of Frida Kahlo.